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Parx Plastics’ EU patent application for the use of its technologies in polymer parts of orthopaedic implants (e.g. hip and knee joints) has been granted. Read more

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Engineers backed by the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. Read more

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Specialty chemicals firm Clariant is showcasing new polymer compounds which aims to limit, or eliminate, hydrolytic degradation at MD&M West. Read more

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A research team from Boston University has developed a self-lubricating condom that is hoped could increase an uptake by potential users and help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Read more

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a skin-like material that changes colour. Read more

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Medical technology manufacturer Raumedic will showcase a range of its polymer solutions at Medtec Europe from 17-19 April. Read more

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Scientists have developed a way of delivering multiple drugs or vaccines in just one injection. Read more

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Global polymer company Covestro has announced it is ready to launch a new production facility for multi-layered flat films at its Dormagen site. Read more

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Medical technology company Raumedic will be exhibiting at this year’s MD&M East show in New York. Read more

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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and Sheba Medical Centre in Israel have developed a new therapy to treat heart failure and atherosclerosis. Read more

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Bioabsorbable polymers have a range of uses in modern healthcare. Evonik looks at the growth of this material and its inclusion in life-saving products across the last 30 years Read more

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  • Lubrizol LifeSciences3

    Lubrizol LifeSciences3

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  • Lucideon Polymer

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    Lucideon Polymer

    A ball and stick model of a Polytetrafluoroethylene molecule, also known as PTFE or most commonly Teflon. It is a polymer consisting of only carbon and fluorine atoms. It is used as a non-stick coating for cookware, as a lubricant, and it is also used to contain highly reactive chemicals as it is extremely non-reactive.

  • Locideon Polymer

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    Locideon Polymer

    A ball and stick model of a Polytetrafluoroethylene molecule, also known as PTFE or most commonly Teflon. It is a polymer consisting of only carbon and fluorine atoms. It is used as a non-stick coating for cookware, as a lubricant, and it is also used to contain highly reactive chemicals as it is extremely non-reactive.